Briefs – TRACK

Women’s Track and Field

University of Miami sophomore Ginou Etienne won the 400 meters and senior Kim Barrett broke the school record in the weight throw to lead the fourth-ranked Hurricanes at the Tyson Foods Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.

Etienne recorded her first win of the season and posted a personal record and NCAA Automatic qualifying time of 52.91 seconds. Etienne’s winning time is the fifth fastest in the nation this season.

Barrett finished fourth in the weight throw recording a toss of 21.51 meters (70-07) to break the school record for the second time this season. Barrett currently ranks third in the nation in the weight throw and No. 1 in the nation in the shot put.

In the long jump, sophomore All-Americans Tabia Charles and Brenda Faluade both recorded NCAA provisional qualifying marks. Charles placed third with a leap of 6.21 meters (20-04.50) while Faluade placed sixth with a jump of 6.10 meters (20-00.25).

Junior All-American Charlette Greggs also provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships finishing third in the 400 meters in a time of 53.19 seconds.

The Hurricanes return to action next weekend at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships, February 17-19, in Chapel Hill, N.C.